Flood Victims Told to be Aware of Potential Hazards Associated with Water Damage
EMSL Analytical offers testing services and information about the various categories of water involved with flooding events.
Cinnaminson, NJ, July 10, 2013
In late June, close to 65,000 residents of Calgary were allowed to begin returning to their homes and businesses. This followed torrential flooding that inundated many parts of the city and other regions of Alberta, Canada. Just as residents of Calgary were given the all clear to return, another 10,000 people down river were being evacuated from their homes.
This is just the latest large scaling flooding event to hit North America this year. It follows widespread flooding that occurred several months before across many parts of the United States’ Midwest.
When any type of flooding or water damage event occurs, it’s important for people to understand what type of water has entered a structure. This information allows for the proper remediation of the structure and so appropriate measures can be taken to protect workers and building occupants from any potential hazards.
“Depending on the water source and possibly the length of time it has remained in a building, it may contain bacteria, viruses, mold, chemicals, protozoa and even parasites,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “There are three categories of water that are typically used when classifying a water damage or flooding event. They include Clean, Grey and Black water. Each has varying degrees of potential contamination and cleanup challenges that could cause health hazards for anyone exposed to it.”
EMSL provides testing services to help determine what microbial and chemical contaminants may be found in water damaged homes, schools and businesses. This information can be invaluable in helping to protect people and in dealing with property insurance claims. EMSL recently sponsored an online video about the categories of water in water damaged buildings that can be viewed at:
To learn more about testing water damaged properties or other indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental concerns, please visit www.EMSL.com, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com .
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental, indoor air quality and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
- Contact Information
- Joseph Frasca
- Senir Vice President of Marketing
- EMSL Analytical
- (1) 1-800-220-3675
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